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Tom Kerry

Tom Kerry

(1901 – 1983)

Biography [biography provided from from their Bio-bibliographical sketches of selected Trotskyists page]


July 1939:

Sailors Spike F.D.R. Order on Fink-Halls (as C. Thomas)

June 1941:

“Maritime” Federation Closes Shop (as C. Thomas)

December 1942:

The West Coast Longshoremen and the ‘Bridges Plan’ (as C. Thomas)

July 1943:

A Marxist Book on Maritime (book review, as C. Thomas)

6 January 1945:

Roosevelt Uses Executive Power to Regiment the Labor Movement (as C. Thomas)

13 January 1945:

Roosevelt Demands Slave Labor Bill in First Congress Message (as C. Thomas)

20 January 1945:

Forced Labor Laws Endanger Unions (as C. Thomas)

27 January 1945:

Roosevelt, Brass Hats Speed Forced Labor (as C. Thomas)

February 1945:

The Campaign to Conscript Labor (as C. Thomas)

17 February 1945:

Brass Hats Raise Fake ‘Morale’ Issue in Drive to Put Over Slave Labor Law (as C. Thomas)

24 February 1945:

Union Heads Back Forced Labor Plan (as C. Thomas)

3 March 1945:

Forced Labor Plan Advanced by Senate Military Committee (as C. Thomas)

10 March 1945:

Workers Oppose WMC Draft Plan in New Bedford (as C. Thomas)

17 March 1945:

Senate Bill Embodies Forced Labor Scheme (as C. Thomas)

24 March 1945:

CIO Leaders Vote to Continue Their Policy of Retreat (as C. Thomas)

31 March 1945:

Why Roosevelt Promises ‘Study’ of Annual Wage (as C. Thomas)

7 April 1945:

Big Business Hails ‘Peace Charter’ Signed by CIO and AFL Leaders (as C. Thomas)

14 April 1945:

Roosevelt Report Demands Extension of Wage Freeze (as C. Thomas)

21 April 1945:

Government Censorship Conceals Widespread Production Cutbacks (as C. Thomas)

28 April 1945:

Big Willow Run Plant to Shut Down (as C. Thomas)

2 June 1945:

Negro Boilermakers in Los Angeles Fight Against Jim-Crow Policy of Union Heads (as C. Thomas)

4 February 1946:

Cops of ‘Labor Friend’ O’Dwyer Assault Western Union Pickets (as C. Thomas)

9 September 1946:

Maritime Labor Displays Might in National Strike (as C. Thomas)

15 September 1946:

AFL Seamen Win; CIO Unions Hit the Bricks for Equal Pay (as C. Thomas)

8 March 1948:

How Stalinists Use Smith Case in NMU (as C. Thomas)

14 June 1948:

Stalinists Block Vote on Tanker Agreement (as C. Thomas)

May 1950:

Negro Workers and the CIO (as C. Thomas)

Spring 1955:

The Political Meaning of the CIO-AFL Merger

Fall 1957:

Why Was the CP Ousted from the CIO? (book review)

Fall 1958:

Howe’s History of the CP (book review)

Fall 1959:

Class Struggle and American Labor

Spring 1963:

Class Struggle – American Style (book review)


The Wohlforth Way: A Methodological Mutation (discussion bulletin contribution)


Labor Party and Freedom Now Party (PDF of original pamphlet)

Spring 1964:

Maoism and the Neo-Stalin Cult

Summer 1964:

Labor’s Revolt Against Industrial Oligarchy (book preview)

Fall 1964:

Labor Leaders and the ‘White Backlash’

Winter 1965:

The Leap from Open Shop to Industrial Unionism (book review)

Winter 1966:

Exchange with Brian Pearce (letter)

October 1967:

Some Comments On Party Policy And Tactics In The Antiwar Movement (Discussion Bulletin contribution)

September 1969:

A Mao-Stalin Rift – Myth Or Fact?

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